Alumni Notes

Andrew Tait (ME 1985)

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Andrew serves as Project Controls Supervisor for Bechtel National, Inc. working at Aberdeen Proving Grounds on Chemical Weapons Stockpile Reduction Program for the U.S. His work helped make Aberdeen the first site in the continental U.S. to safely complete disposal operations, and earned him a memo of commendation from the directory of the Chemical Materials Agency.


Thomas Harvey (ME 1991)

Posted on: March 18, 2016

Thomas joined the Boeing Company in 1997 to work in Integrated Defense Systems in Seattle as a structural analysis engineer.  In July 2005 he received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington and transferred to Boeing Commercial Airplanes to work in Configuration Design & Engineering Analysis on the 787 program.  He focuses on supply chain integration and engineering operations in aircraft final assembly & delivery.Thomas joined the Boeing Company in 1997 to work in Integrated Defense Systems in Seattle as a structural analysis engineer.  In July 2005 he received his M.B.A. from the University of Washington and transferred to Boeing Commercial Airplanes to work in Configuration Design & Engineering Analysis on the 787 program.  He focuses on supply chain integration and engineering operations in aircraft final assembly & delivery.


Peter M. Smith (ME 1965)

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Peter spent 30 years in municipal public works, most recently as the Public Works Director for Quincy, WA, and as the PWD and City Administrator for George, WA. His company, Smith Engineering, provides contract operation and consulting services for water systems. He has five children, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is very involved in church and community activities, including serving as head of the Quincy Commission on Cultural Relations. He writes, "I send my best wishes to all classmates, and invite you to contact me."


Jim Locke (ME 1959)

Posted on: April 1, 2016

Jim and his wife Betty Mae recently attended "Cal Poly On the Road" in Sacremento, where he was "inspired" to hear how Cal Poly is committed to incorporating "hands-on learning" in all majors. Believing that this philosophy "makes Cal Poly different and superior to most other engineering universities" and "worthy of ongoing support," the Lockes gifted a Charitable Remainder Uni trust. Jim notes "My decision to go to Cal Poly in 1955 was driven by that emphasis on lab courses. The hands-on learning has served me personally very well."